Date(s) - 04/20/2018 - 05/05/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An annual rite of spring could brighten gardens while helping adults with developmental disabilities flourish in their community. Rappahannock Adult Activities Spring Plant Sale will begin April 20 and run through May 5. The plant sale will kickoff with a Garden Party on April 19.
More than 100 varieties of plants will be available, grown through RAAI’s horticulture therapy program.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit RAAI’s day support program for adults with developmental disabilities. The program helps participants learn new skills, develop friendships and explore their community. The plant sale will provide scholarships for individuals in need and will defray the costs of community activities.
How to Get Your Plants
The sale will feature annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets and herbs. Customers could choose from more than 16,000 plants, including 33 varieties of tomatoes and 13 varieties of peppers.
Customers will be able to purchase plants at RAAI’s greenhouse, 750 Kings Highway in Stafford County (approximately 3 miles east of the Chatham Bridge). Plants will be for sale Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Additionally, RAAI participants will sell some plants at the Ron Rosner branch of the Rappahannock Area YMCA.
This year, RAAI hired a new horticulture program manager, and the program was in transition when the seed-planting began. We usually rely on volunteer Master Gardeners, but for this year in particular, the Master Gardener Association of the Rappahannock Area really stepped up to keep the sale on schedule. We appreciate the many hours of work they devoted to helping our day support participants plant seeds and care for plants.
RAAI is a community-based developmental day program that promotes dignity, independence, individualization, inclusion and productivity of people with developmental disabilities in their communities. For more than 40 years, RAAI day support services have helped to keep individuals out of institutional settings and allow caregivers respite from care responsibilities. The program currently serves more than 150 individuals at seven locations in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
RAAI is a program of Rappahannock Area Community Services Board and a partner agency of the Rappahannock United Way.
For additional information, call RAAI at 540/373-7643.